<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2018 FIFA. All rights reservedSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTFri, 27 Jul 2018 10:08:41 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Holders Japan draw Australia in AFC Women's Asian Cup]]>/womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=12/news=holders-japan-draw-australia-in-afc-women-s-asian-cup-2923447.htmlSat, 09 Dec 2017 11:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019<![CDATA[FIFA grants media rights in China PR to CCTV until 2022]]>/about-fifa/news/y=2017/m=11/news=fifa-grants-media-rights-in-china-pr-to-cctv-until-2022-2918421.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 08:01:00 GMTArea=OrganisationSection=TVKind=Release<![CDATA[Shanghai and Urawa share the spoils ]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=shanghai-and-urawa-share-the-spoils-2909672.html2007 winners Urawa Red Diamonds earned an away draw in their 2017 AFC Champions League semi-final first leg at Shanghai SIPG on Wednesday, with Hulk and Yosuke Kashiwagi both finding the net. 

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Wed, 27 Sep 2017 15:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2017
<![CDATA[Trio through to Uruguay as Korea DPR retain title ]]>/u17womensworldcup/news/y=2017/m=9/news=trio-through-to-uruguay-as-korea-dpr-retain-title-2909036.htmlSun, 24 Sep 2017 09:16:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018<![CDATA[Japan complete Asian trio headed to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=japan-complete-asian-trio-headed-to-uruguay-2018-2909040.htmlJapan edged China PR 1-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-16 Women's Championship Thailand 2017 to become the third and final representative from Asia to qualify for next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Uruguay.

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Sat, 23 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[Korea DPR, Korea Republic book tickets to Uruguay 2018]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=9/news=korea-dpr-korea-republic-book-tickets-to-uruguay-2018-2908741.htmlKorea DPR and Korea Republic have advanced to the AFC U-16 Women's Asian Championship final, securing their places at next year's FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018. 

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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:48:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News
<![CDATA[The Week in Numbers]]>/news/y=2017/m=9/news=the-week-in-numbers-2907968.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with goal feats from big-name forwards.]]>Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:45:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Korea Republic, Saudi Arabia qualify, Syria make history]]>/worldcup/news/korea-republic-saudi-arabia-qualify-syria-make-history-2906877Saudi Arabia and Korea Republic snatch the last two automatic tickets to 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, while Australia and Syria must battle it out in Round Four.

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Tue, 05 Sep 2017 21:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Drama looms in Asian finale]]>/worldcup/news/drama-looms-for-asian-finale-2906651FIFA.com previews what is likely to be a tense conclusion to Russia 2018 qualifying in Asia with six nations still in the hunt for the two remaining automatic qualification berths on offer.

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Mon, 04 Sep 2017 07:25:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Samurai Blue through as quintet have to leave it late]]>/worldcup/news/japan-through-as-quintet-have-to-leave-it-late-2906052Japan became the second Asian team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, joining Iran at the global finals after beating Australia 2-0 at home.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2017 16:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
<![CDATA[Cannavaro’s faith has China veteran flying high ]]>/worldcup/news/cannavaro-s-faith-has-china-veteran-flying-high-2904985FIFA.com speaks with Wang Yongpo who is enjoying a late career flourish for club and country thanks to the guidance of Fabio Cannavaro and Marcello Lippi.]]>Wed, 23 Aug 2017 07:47:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Free-scoring Steel Roses star draws Messi comparisons ]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=7/news=free-scoring-steel-roses-star-draws-messi-comparisons-2900278.htmlWed, 05 Jul 2017 02:36:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Iran complete mission as Korea Republic, Japan stunned]]>/worldcup/news/iran-complete-mission-as-korea-republic-japan-stunned-2894699Wed, 14 Jun 2017 02:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[In-form super-sub Hanchao raring to go ]]>/worldcup/news/in-form-super-sub-hanchao-raring-to-go-2891044FIFA.com hears from in-form Guangzhou Evergrande forward Yu Hanchao, who could be the x-factor China PR need if they are to revive their flagging 2018 FIFA World Cup ambitions.]]>Thu, 01 Jun 2017 02:22:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Former Club World Cup participants lead charge in Asia ]]>/live-scores/afcchampionsleague/news/newsid/288/362/9/index.htmlFIFA.com reviews all the action from the AFC Champions League group stage where some former champions impressed, as did a host of new faces.]]>Thu, 11 May 2017 06:13:00 GMTArea=World Match CentreSection=Club FootballKind=NewsTournament=AFC Champions League 2017 <![CDATA[Iran move within a whisker, Thailand out]]>/worldcup/news/iran-move-within-a-whisker-thailand-out-2877866FIFA.com rounds up all the action from FIFA World Cup™ qualifying in Asia, where all six hosts recorded three points on home soil.]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:24:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Adventurous acts and a Shakespearean revival]]>/news/y=2017/m=3/news=adventurous-acts-and-a-shakespearean-revival-2876982.html A daring keeper and an unlikely hat-trick hero feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a few Germans and a fairytale start to a managerial career.]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Iran cruise to second Asian title on sand]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=iran-cruise-to-second-asian-title-on-sand-2875647.htmlFIFA.com rounds up all the action from seven days of competition on the beach sands of Pantai Batu Buruk in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.]]>Mon, 13 Mar 2017 04:48:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Asian hopefuls ready to battle in Malaysia]]>/beachsoccerworldcup/news/y=2017/m=3/news=asian-hopefuls-ready-to-battle-in-malaysia-2869204.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017<![CDATA[Giant-killers and goal gluts]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=giant-killers-and-goal-gluts-2868079.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an almighty upset and a pioneering female coach.]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:55:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Emerging Tan blossoms with Steel Roses]]>/development/news/y=2017/m=2/news=emerging-tan-blossoms-with-steel-roses-2868080.htmlFIFA.com hears from Tan Ruyin, a star midfielder in China PR's rapidly-developing side who has been likened to former Italy maestro Andrea Pirlo.]]>Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:01:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=WomenKind=News<![CDATA[Big spending, domestic dominance and Egyptian perfection]]>/news/y=2017/m=2/news=big-spending-domestic-dominance-and-egyptian-perfection-2866008.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review.]]>Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Streaks and switches centre stage]]>/news/y=2017/m=1/news=streaks-and-switches-centre-stage-2862351.htmlFIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with an indefatigable Englishman, an expensive Brazilian and a conquering Colombian.]]>Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:16:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Lippi appointed as new China PR coach]]>/worldcup/news/lippi-appointed-as-new-china-pr-coach-2845616Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[Titans re-unite as Asian derbies loom large]]>/worldcup/news/titans-re-unite-as-asian-derbies-loom-large-2842110FIFA.com previews Tuesday's round of 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying in Asia, headlined by two major derbies.]]>Mon, 10 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™<![CDATA[China PR welcomes Live Your Goals]]>/development/news/y=2016/m=9/news=china-pr-welcomes-live-your-goals-2837536.htmlChina PR is the latest country to embrace FIFA's Live Your Goals initiative as 150 girls recently took part in a festival in Changchun. This campaign, initiated by FIFA and the CFA (Chinese Football Association) will run from 2016-2019, aiming to inspire 9,000 to 15,000 young girls.

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Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:35:00 GMTArea=Football DevelopmentSection=Live your goalsKind=News
<![CDATA[Tricky challenges for former winners]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=9/news=tricky-challenges-for-former-winners-2832389.htmlFIFA.com previews the AFC Champions League quarter-final return legs with former Asian kings Al Ain and Jeonbuk Motors facing a challenging scenario.]]>Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Sharp shooting, spot-kick specialists and a sad swansong]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=sharp-shooting-spot-kick-specialists-and-a-sad-swansong-2823619.html A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a ‘perfect’ treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable landmark.]]>Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:01:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[FC Seoul, Al Nasr cruise as former winners misfire]]>/clubworldcup/news/y=2016/m=8/news=fc-seoul-al-nasr-cruise-as-former-winners-misfire-2823484.htmlFIFA.com reviews the latest AFC Champions League action which saw FC Seoul and Al Nasr put one hand on a semi-final berth, but former continental winners Jeonbuk Motors and Al Ain have plenty of work ahead of them in the return leg.]]>Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:46:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016<![CDATA[Superstars, shoot-outs and shutouts]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=superstars-shoot-outs-and-shutouts-2823343.htmlWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Germany make history, hosts claim hearts]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=germany-make-history-hosts-claim-hearts-2823368.htmlFIFA.com reviews the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016, where Germany claimed their first Olympic gold in a final that was contested between two European sides for the first time after hosts Brazil and holders USA failed to reach the Maracana.

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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:07:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Numbers game sees USA out, Brazil through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=We review the seventh matchday of the Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016, which saw the women's semi-finalists decided on a day of drama in which lucky number seven and the unfortunate number 13 played a part in the holders' exit.

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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 05:31:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Behringer brilliance sees Germany through]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Germany progressed to the semi-finals of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament with a tight 1-0 win against China PR in Salvador which required a moment of brilliance from Melanie Behringer to seal the tie, with Wang Shuang missing a late penalty which would have sent the tie to extra time.

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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 21:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Gu Yasha: I want to make medal dream come true]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=gu-yasha-i-want-to-make-medal-dream-come-true-2821673.htmlFIFA.com about being coaxed into football and her development in the years since, while Bruno Bini reflects on the two-footed attacker's importance to his team's cause.]]>Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:32:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Canada stand out as favourites march on]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=canada-stand-out-as-favourites-march-on-2821574.htmlThu, 11 Aug 2016 10:29:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Familiar foes seek knockout revenge ]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=familiar-foes-seek-knockout-revenge-2821426.htmlThe group stage of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 ultimately saw the expected heavyweights progress to the last eight, but with some surprise results throughout.

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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:54:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for women's quarter-finals]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-women-s-quarter-finals-2821481.htmlThe match officials for the quarter-finals in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced, with New Zealander Anna-Marie Keighley taking charge of USA's last eight clash.

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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 23:57:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Stalemate sees China PR, Sweden progress]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=stalemate-sees-china-pr-sweden-progress-2820742.htmlWed, 10 Aug 2016 03:50:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Day of reckoning for women's hopefuls]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=day-of-reckoning-for-women-s-hopefuls-2820570.htmlSeven teams will battle for the last five quarter-final places at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016. FIFA.com previews the action.

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Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Officials appointed for final women's group games]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=officials-appointed-for-final-women-s-group-games-2820362.htmlThe match officials for the final round of group games in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:45:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts lead charge as three go through]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=hosts-lead-charge-as-three-go-through-2820217.html

Day two of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 saw Brazil, USA and Canada become the first three sides to advance to the quarter-finals, albeit in differing fashions.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:56:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Schelin sharing her experience]]>http://www.fifa.com?cid=rssfeed&att=Lotta Schelin, a veteran of four Women's Olympic Football Tournaments, spoke to FIFA.com after a difficult evening for her Sweden side, explaining how the Blagult would recover from a 5-1 defeat to Rio 2016 hosts Brazil.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:39:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Steel Roses see off South Africa]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=steel-roses-see-off-south-africa-2819993.htmlChina PR kept their hopes of reaching the Women's Olympic Football Tournament knockout stages alive with a 2-0 victory over South Africa at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, thanks to a goal late in each half.

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Sun, 07 Aug 2016 00:52:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Consolidation, redemption at stake as women re-enter fray]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=consolidation-redemption-at-stake-as-women-re-enter-fray-2819867.htmlFri, 05 Aug 2016 17:38:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for second matchdays]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-second-matchdays-2819578.htmlThe match official appointments for the second round of matches in the Men's and Women's Olympic Football Tournaments at Rio 2016 have been announced.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men
<![CDATA[Favourites on target as historic goals scored]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=favourites-on-target-as-historic-goals-scored-2819453.htmlWhile the first six matches of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 featured fewer goals than their London 2012 counterparts, one of them was the fastest ever scored at the competition.

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Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:12:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Hosts Brazil cruise to opening victory]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=brazil-off-the-mark-in-rio-2819185.htmlBrazil began their quest for gold at their home Women's Olympic Football Tournament with a comfortable 3-0 victory against China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro with Monica, Andressa Alves and Cristiane on the scoresheet.

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Wed, 03 Aug 2016 21:51:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women
<![CDATA[Londoners abroad and a homegrown hero]]>/news/y=2016/m=8/news=londoners-abroad-and-a-homegrown-hero-2819105.html A legend from London’s east and an institution from its north feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with shocks across Europe, changes in South America and a homegrown hero outshining the foreigners in Asia.]]>Wed, 03 Aug 2016 03:30:00 GMTArea=News CentreSection=Week in StatsKind=News<![CDATA[Match official appointments made for opening matches]]>/mensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=match-official-appointments-made-for-opening-matches-2819115.htmlTue, 02 Aug 2016 23:02:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Men<![CDATA[Marta, USA headline Rio 2016 opening day]]>/womensolympic/news/y=2016/m=8/news=marta-usa-headline-rio-2016-opening-day-2819033.htmlHosts Brazil face China PR at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro is one of six thrilling encounters to get Rio 2016 underway. FIFA.com previews the first matchday of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2016 16:28:00 GMTArea=TournamentSection=CompetitionKind=NewsTournament=Olympic Football Tournaments Rio 2016 - Women